New International Version
From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits.
King James Bible
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
Darby Bible Translation
Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
World English Bible
Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
Young's Literal Translation
Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their eyes stand out with fatness - "Their countenance is changed because of fatness." - Chaldee. By fatness, or corpulency, the natural lines of the face are changed, or rather obliterated. The characteristic distinctions are gone; and we see little remaining besides the human hog.
They have more than heart could wish - I doubt this translation. Whose heart ever said, I have enough, which had not its portion with God? It would be more literal to say, "They surpass the thoughts of their heart." They have more than they expected, though not more than they wish.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
have, etc. Heb. pass the thoughts of the heart.
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'It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works.'--PSALM lxxiii. 28. The old perplexity as to how it comes, if God is good and wise and strong, that bad men should prosper and good men should suffer, has been making the Psalmist's faith reel. He does not answer the question exactly as the New Testament would have done, but he does find a solution sufficient for himself in two thoughts, the transiency of that outward prosperity, and the …
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Of Meditating on the Future Life.
"Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.
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